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Best Plants for fairy gardens

Best Plants for fairy gardens

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Getting the right plants for your fairy garden really helps with the overall design and maintenance.

 

Our list below highlights plants with small leaves that will help look realistic in scale and also not to vigorous that they can be kept neat and tidy.

 

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens

 


Spreading Plants

The list below would be found in the alpine/rockery plant section in most garden centres

  • [1] Baby’s tears, angel’s tears

  • A great low spreading foliage plant with tiny green leaves. Tiny white flowers throughout the summer. Foliage dies off in the winter but still hardy and new green leaves will appear in the spring.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 1

 


  • [2] Menthe requienii Corsican mint

  • Small green leaves and minute mauve flowers with the added bonus of being very fragrant.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 2

 


  • [3] Leptinella squalida platt’s black

  • Evergreen, carpeting with feathery, fern-like bronzy-black foliage, tough and easy to grow.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 3

 


  • [4] Pratia pendiculata

  • Evergreen creeping carpet of tiny leaves, covered with bright-blue starry flowers all summer long.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 4

 


  • [5] Thymus pseudolanuginosus Woolly thyme

  • Low and creeping with fuzzy grey-green foliage, producing soft-pink flowers now and again. Evergreen and fragrant.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 5

 


  • [6] Erodium Dwarf heronsbill

  • Starry pink or white flowers, late spring to early autumn appear on low clump forming green leaves, a cousin to the cranesbill geranium.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 6

 


  • [7] Sagina subulata: Irish moss

  • Forming an evergreen carpet of bright-green foliage with tiny white flowers in late spring. Excellent as a lawn substitute.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 7

 


  • [8] Cotula Brass buttons

  • A low evergreen cushion with silver-grey leaves, yellow button flowers on long wire-like stems appear in late spring. Requires full sun.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 8

 


  • [9] Veronica repens Creeping speedwell

  • An evergreen carpeting plant peppered with tiny white flowers in late spring. A good plant for giving texture / structure.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 9

 


  • [10] Acaena Copper carpet

  • Very attractive bronze-purple evergreen foliage plant producing ball-like red spurs in autumn, mat forming and very tough.

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens 10


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